More Kiev churches and sights

A short walk from Kiev's main Khreshchatyk road, close to Maidan where we stayed, are two important and beautiful churches.

The first one we saw is St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery (Михайлівський золотоверхий монастир):

The second is opposite it down the road a bit, next to this statue of Bohdan Khmelnytsky (Богдан Хмельницький):

Across the square from Bohdan's statue is St. Sophia's Cathedral (Собор Святої Софії):

Then on the way walking to church we saw the Ukrainian opera house:

And the Pedagogical Museum building which I simply liked the look of, but which turns out to have kind of an interesting history:

Also on the way to the church we saw this statue of Sholom Aleichem, Jewish author who grew up near Kiev:

The Kiev metro stations are usually very interestingly decorated and designed. I think this one was either Палац Спорту (Palats Sportu) or Площа Льва Толстого (Plosha Lva Tolstoho), which are connected underground:

We also got to see the deepest metro station in the world! It is Арсенальна (Arsenalna) and is 105.5 m deep:

From Arsenalna we walked to the Holodomor monument, commemorating the terror-famine extermination of Ukrainians caused by Stalin's sovietization policies in 1932-33, in which 3-4 million Ukrainians died. The monument is at the top of a hill with a beautiful view over the Dnieper River and much of Kiev:


  1. So beautiful!!!! The church's style is really different. The St. Michael's golden domed monastery is so pretty! Miss you dad and Phin!

  2. Is modern architecture and design clean lined and minimalist because modern people are lazy? I wonder. Those buildings have so much detail. A lot of work. Beautiful though!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Cicely, Alaska (Roslyn, Washington)

Halfway point

Ancona, Italy and ferry to Split, Croatia